So I decided to revamp a Christmas card idea I have had for quite awhile. I started with a snowflake border on my computer for a 5x5 card and cut it out using my Cricut.
After I cut the image, I ran the paper through my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder and again with my Lace Tree folder to soften the snowflake impressions slightly.
I used some red glitter from my stash to bring out the snowflake design. I wouldn't recommend glitter for an area this large as it gets messy! For future cards, I will use the American Crafts glitter card-stock. It cuts cleanly and there is no glitter residue to be found weeks later on another project :o)
After the glitter was added I glued my embossed/cut image to the card. It was still missing something, so I sprayed some Lily Pad glimmer mist on a tissue and ran the tissue over the raised image of my tree. Once it was dry, I sprayed the front of the card with Dazzling Diamonds glimmer mist to add overall shimmer. Doesn't it look pretty?
For the next step, make sure your card is completely dry! I didn't check and noticed after the fact and had some ink running. I used 3 different Perfect Pearls to accent "ornaments" on the tree. What do you think?? Definitely a lot of work for a Christmas card, but you are waiting for the card to dry so much in between that it is actually pretty easy to reproduce like a production line.
thanks for looking!